A Brief, Artistic Introduction to Nikola Tesla

This week­end marked the 154th birth­day of Niko­la Tes­la, the Serbian/Croatian emi­gre whose work on elec­tro­mag­net­ism and electro­mechan­i­cal engi­neer­ing con­tributed to the birth of com­mer­cial elec­tric­i­ty. Espe­cial­ly dur­ing the past year, his name has regained a fair amount of cur­ren­cy, not least because there’s a very sporty elec­tric road­ster now named after him. In hon­or of his birth­day, the clip above gives a very quick and artis­tic intro­duc­tion to Tes­la’s life and work …

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  • Dana Sumar says:

    Dear Sir,
    Here­with a copy of entry from Wikipedia that explains Tes­la’s nation­al­i­ty.

    “Born an eth­nic Serb in the vil­lage of Smil­jan, Croa­t­ian Mil­i­tary Fron­tier in Aus­tri­an Empire (today’s Croa­t­ia).…”

    Your high­brow web­site is excel­lent and so should be your infor­ma­tion.
    Best Regards,

  • Alton Anthony says:

    Thank you for pro­mot­ing the real his­to­ry.

  • Chris says:

    This was a nice post. I just fin­ished read­ing a good book of his­tor­i­cal fic­tion about Tes­la, “The Inven­tion of Every­thing Else” by Saman­tha Hunt. Check it out for a quick and inter­est­ing read: http://www.amazon.com/Invention-Everything-Else-Samantha-Hunt/dp/061880112X

  • Ivy says:

    One mis­take was made when it’s said that Tes­la was Croa­t­ian emi­gre. He nev­er was Croa­t­ian and nev­er lived in Croa­t­ia. He was born Serb in Aus­tro-Hun­garia, and until his death he was liv­ing one a pen­sion giv­en him by the Yugoslav gov­ern­ment. So after the Aus­tro-Hun­garia there was Yugoslavia. No Croa­t­ia what­so­ev­er. It’s impor­tant to stick to the facts.
    Best regards!

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